WTF You Need to Know About the Evil Dead franchise

The new episode of the WTF You Need to Know video series shares the information on the Evil Dead franchise

Released at the end of last month, Evil Dead Rise (read our review HERE), the latest entry in the Evil Dead franchise, has racked up over $100 million at the box office and has also received a digital release, so it’s available to watch in the comfort of your own home. So this seemed like the right time to put together an episode of the WTF You Need to Know video series that gathers all of the important information about the Evil Dead franchise. Check it out in the embed above!

The original The Evil Dead was the feature directorial debut of future A-list director Sam Raimi and stars Bruce Campbell as franchise hero Ash Williams. Even though principle photography was completed at the end of 1979, the film didn’t have its premiere screening until 1981. It then received distribution in 1983. It quickly became a cult classic, so Raimi followed that up with Evil Dead II in 1987 and Army of Darkness in 1992. The franchise then sat dormant for a decade – and while New Line Cinema was interested in making Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash, Raimi, Campbell, and their cohort Rob Tapert instead chose to back an Evil Dead reboot that was released in 2013. Campbell wasn’t in that film, but did battle evil forces for three seasons of the TV series Ash vs. Evil Dead. And now that Campbell is retired from playing the role of Ash on screen, we’ve got the Ash-less Evil Dead Rise.

Here’s the information on WTF You Need to KnowSometimes binging a whole franchise just isn’t feasible as there are only so many hours in the day. And you’re often left with a lot of questions like: What was that sequel you liked again? When did the series start getting bad? Which is the most fun? We wanted to make it a little easier for those who wanted to either revisit or get into some horror franchises for the very first time. So join us as we tell you WTF You Need To Know about various popular horror movie franchises.

The Evil Dead franchise episode of WTF You Need to Know was Written, Edited, and Narrated by Tyler Nichols, Produced by Tyler Nichols and John Fallon, and Executive Produced by Berge Garabedian. The Music was provided by Pixabay and White Bat Audio.

After you watch this episode of WTF You Need to Know, let us know what you thought about it, and what you think of the overall WTF You Need to Know concept, by leaving a comment below. Previous episodes have covered the Halloween, Child’s Play, Predator, A Nightmare on Elm StreetCritters, Leprechaun, and Scream franchises, as well as George A. Romero’s Dead movies.

WTF You Need to Know is one of several ongoing series on the JoBlo Horror Originals YouTube channel, and you can see two episodes of the show below. To see more, head over to YouTube – and subscribe to the channel while you’re there!

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